Cloverleaf was formed Aug. 10, 1957, when five school districts (Chatham, Lafayette, Lodi, Seville and Westfield) merged into one. Our campus is located just off U.S. Route 224 in Southwest Medina County, only 45 minutes from downtown Cleveland and 30 minutes from downtown Akron and downtown Wooster. Our 119-square-mile district is comprised of five townships and the villages of Chippewa Lake, Gloria Glens, Lodi, Seville and Westfield Center.
Record Academic Achievement
In 2013, Cloverleaf received the Ohio Department of Education’s highest academic rating: “Excellent with Distinction.” In 2014, the district posted a 102.3 on the ODE’s Performance Index – the highest mark in Cloverleaf history.
The Ohio Department of Education named Cloverleaf Middle School a 2014 School of Promise – one of only seven middle schools in the state to receive this distinction.
The Cloverleaf High School Academic Challenge team has earned multiple titles – including the 2014 Championship on the WEWS Westfield Insurance Academic Challenge television show. The team finished fourth in the 2012 national championship tournament. The 2015-16 team has qualified for the national tournament to be held in Dallas in May 2016.
The Cloverleaf High School Marching Band has qualified for the Ohio Music Education Association State Finals for 34 consecutive years – earning Superior Ratings in 2013 and 2015.
In 2012, the Robotics Club earned state championships in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
In 2012, the district opened Cloverleaf Elementary School, consolidating three former elementary schools into one state-of-the-art facility. Cloverleaf High School and Middle School have received significant updates in technology infrastructure and special education facilities. All three buildings are on a single campus, leading to opportunities for collaboration and support. The award-winning Cloverleaf Food Service Department provides fresh salad bars in each building and restaurant-quality meals prepared from scratch.
Cloverleaf fields 20 varsity sports, with many student-athletes going on to compete at the Div. I college level. Kyle Juszczyk – a 2009 Cloverleaf graduate and Harvard football star – was drafted in 2013 to play for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. Cloverleaf grad Jacob Dunbar earned the 2013 state singles championship in boys tennis. Cloverleaf begins play in the Portage Trail Athletic Conference in 2015-16, ensuring a high level of competitiveness for the Colts for many seasons to come.
Athletic facilities include new tennis courts, a new softball field, a renovated high school gym and a field turf surface at Gene Clark Stadium. The campus is home to the Cloverleaf Community Recreation Center, featuring an Olympic-caliber 200-meter track, Hammer Strength and Trotter weight equipment, multi-purpose courts, elliptical machines, exercise bikes and more. A new standalone wrestling practice facility -- funded entirely by community donations -- will open for the 2015-16 season.
Click HERE for a history of Cloverleaf athletic facilities.
In 2014, Cloverleaf voters approved a new 10-year, combination property tax and earned income tax to provide operating fund stability for the district into the 2020s. Textbooks, technology, buses and building maintenance are funded through a permanent improvement levy. A unique Medina County sales tax for permanent improvements funded the construction of Cloverleaf Elementary School.
A recent $40,000 Westfield Insurance Foundation Grant for Experience-Based Learning provides opportunities for students to connect the classroom to real-life learning. Since 1990, the Cloverleaf Education Foundation has awarded almost $100,000 in grants, providing resources for students and educators.